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Recognizing "Breastfeeding, Foundation of Life" in Early Education

August 2, 2018
It is World Breastfeeding Week ! The slogan of World Breastfeeding Week 2018 is "Foundation of Life". And just recently, my 7-month-old and I had an exciting opportunity that reflects the #WBW2018 slogan: to participate in the production of a series of Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Training...
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It's National Breastfeeding Month & I'm Fired Up!

August 1, 2018
It’s National Breastfeeding Month and I am fired up!! Why? Everywhere I turn moms and babies are under attack and as we kick off National Breastfeeding Month, breastfeeding moms are no exception. From earlier this spring when Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield reduced reimbursement rates for some of the...
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¡Estamos en el Mes Nacional de la Lactancia y estoy sumamente molesta!

August 1, 2018
¡Estamos en el Mes Nacional de la Lactancia y estoy sumamente molesta! ¿Por qué? En todas partes pareciera que las mamás y bebés están siendo atacados y en el Mes Nacional de la Lactancia, las mamás que dan el pecho no son la excepción. En la primavera, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield redujo la tasa...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: July 27. 2018

July 27, 2018
This week we're calling out the Trump administration for its failure to reunite hundreds--perhaps more than 1,000--children with their parents or family members by yesterday's deadline. Every day, every hour, every moment that children remain separated from their parents means more terror and more...
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Everything You Need to Know About We Are MomsRising!

July 24, 2018
I don’t know about you, but lately the doom and gloom of politics makes my head spin. It is hard to not only keep up with what is happening but also on what to make of it all. When everything feels like it is going wrong, it is more important than ever to find moments of inspiration. For me, one of...
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US Opposition to UN Breastfeeding Resolution Puts Profits Before Babies

July 17, 2018
The U.S. Delegation to the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly (WHA) undermined a global resolution aimed at supporting breastfeeding, threatening trade sanctions against Ecuador before yielding to a proposal put forth by Russia, reported by the New York Times . The draft resolution was...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Urge formula companies to put the health of moms & babes above profits!

July 13, 2018
Shocked. Infuriated. Dismayed. I went through the range of emotions when I heard about the United States’ opposition to a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the United Nations affiliated World Health Assembly . Once again, in this Administration, corporate interests are being put front and...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: July 13. 2018

July 13, 2018
Happy Friday! We're back with our handy list of top actions from the past week, ready for you to review, sign and share. This week we're focusing on real solutions to paid family and medical leave, and speaking out about maternal health, as well as breastfeeding. We're also eager to hear your...
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Head Smacker: The anti-baby administration

July 11, 2018
While Candidate Trump may have claimed to love babies, the harm President Trump’s actions and policies are doing to them is undeniable.
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#KeepMarching, this week on #RisersRadio!

May 7, 2018
On the radio show this week we talk about the new book, #KeepMarching, that just was released; about the importance of fighting for domestic workers rights; about the winners of the Make The Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT; and about the budget and tax debacle in Congress. Tune in! *Special...
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